The Women's Tennis Association has backed up Serena Williams' claims of sexism regarding the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday's US Open final. Among other insults, for following the rules of first issuing her with a warning for the admitted attempts of her coach to influence her performance; then handing out a penalty point when she smashed her racquet to smithereens as the bitter prospect of defeat beckoned and finally penalising her a game for her unbecoming insults.
"The WTA believes that there should be no difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men vs. women and is committed to working with the sport to ensure that all players are treated the same".
Over the course of the fiasco, Williams demanded an apology from the umpire for accusing her of cheating, called him a thief for stealing a point from her, argued with officials and reached the point of tears.
But Tiley declined to criticise the 23-times grand slam champion.
'But I don't see things as Mr Simon does. Even after the match ended, the local favourite was seemingly miffed with the chair umpire.
"Regardless of how you feel about the Serena Williams incident - I can not accept that it was a gender issue - that the umpire's decision to penalise her was "sexist", Molan tweeted. Whether or not this was a case of sexism or racism (or both), the fact is that Williams has been subjected to bigoted abuse throughout her career. We're gonna get through this, and let's be positive.
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WTA Tour chief executive Steve Simon has also said the sport should examine the rules on coaching, noting that his organisation allows on-court coaching during regular tour events if a player requests it.
"I've said far worse", McEnroe, a seven-times Grand Slam singles victor, said on ESPN. But I'm going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equal - like Cornet should be able to take off her shirt without getting a fine.
'I know what Serena did and her behaviour was not welcome, a line could have been drawn, but when you look at Carlos in this situation, it's a judgement call to give that last penalty because she called him a thief. "Thank you", tweeted the 20-year-old Osaka, who is projected to rise to seventh in the world rankings on Monday.
Additionally, the tennis star is being fined $17,000 for her violations, according to CBS Sports.
"There are umpires who sometimes put more pressure than others, and you have to accept this", Nadal said after that match.
The tension between Serena and the umpire continued to simmer, and it was the third violation, where Ramos accused Serena of verbal abuse, that really saw things get nasty.